Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 76, Number 2, Summer 1998 Page: 116
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The Best City
in the Best County
E nid's Golden Era,
By Alvin 0. Turner and Vicky L. Gailey
Current popular perceptions of the great land
run that opened the Cherokee Outlet to settlement in 1893 often
obscure the significance of the stories that began while dust still
filled the air. Contrary to common notions, the settlers themselves
understood that the race for land represented only the beginning of
a lifetime of effort. Their subsequent struggles with the land,
nature, and a changing national economy ended in crushed dreams
for countless thousands. Others, however, endured and shaped the
modern character of the region.
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